8 Days Kenya wildlife safari through top destinations in Kenya

8 Days Kenya wildlife safari transfers you to the great tourist destinations in Kenya and these encompass savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands. Some of these destinations are a home to different wildlife species like giraffes, lions, wildebeests, elephants, rhinos, among others. The safari further engages you in a number of actitivies in destinations like Samburu national reserve, Aberdare national park, Lake Nakuru national park, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara national park.

8 Days Kenya wildlife safari through top destinations in Kenya

The Black Rhinos in Nakuru national park, Kenya.

8 Days Kenya wildlife safari

8 days

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Program for the 8 Days Kenya wildlife safari through top destinations in Kenya

Day 1 - Nairobi

Depart the home on your flight to Nairobi. On arrival, transfer to the comfortable MashPark Hotel to relax ahead of your safari.
Stay: Mashpark Hotel / After 40 Hotel

Day 2 - Nairobi to Samburu

Drive to Samburu with lunch en route at the Trout Tree Restaurant a unique dining venue set inside and around a giant fig tree. When you reach Samburu's arid landscape, you'll have an afternoon game drive to get to your accommodation, the Samburu Sopa Lodge, which perches on a hill inside the reserve with far-reaching views and rooms housed in traditional Samburu cottages. Tonight there'll be a welcome dinner for you and your group.

Approx. journey time: 6 hours.
Stay: Ashnil Samburu Luxury Camp / Sopa Lodge

Day 3 - Full day in Samburu national reserve

Head out with your group into the Samburu reserve on morning and afternoon game drives. Lesser visited than its more southerly neighbours, this relatively small reserve's arid landscape is home to 'dry country' animals rarely found outside the park. Its 'special five' are the long-necked gerenuk, Somali ostrich, Grevy's zebra, beisa oryx and reticulated giraffe.

Stay: Ashnil Samburu Luxury Camp / Sopa Lodge

Day 4 - Samburu to Aberdares

Drive south to the Aberdare Mountain Ranges. The Aberdare national park was created in 1950 to protect the forested slopes of the ancient Aberdare Range, with wildlife ranging from elephant and lion to the black and white Colobus monkey and beautiful but lesser-sighted bongo a horned antelope with distinctive white stripes.

8 Days Kenya wildlife safari through top destinations in KenyaOnce you reach Aberdare you'll check in at the Aberdare Country Club in order to transfer to its unique sister property, The Ark, which will be your viewing perch for the night. In the heart of the Aberdare National Park, The Ark's design is based on Noah's Ark. It overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, attracting wildlife day and night. Four viewing decks with balconies allow up-close wildlife viewing without even leaving your accommodation.

There is also a ground-level photo hide and an on-call viewing service to ensure that you don't miss a thing. Rooms are known as 'cabins', set over three 'decks'.

Approx. journey time: 3 hours.
Stay: The Ark (or similar).

Day 5 - Aberdares to Lake Naivasha

Have breakfast before driving via Thomson's Falls a scenic waterfall on the Uaso Nyiro River to Lake Nakuru National Park for lunch and a game drive. The park is a haven for bird lovers, with over 400 species of bird, and provides habitat for lion, leopard and Rothschild giraffe.

It also offers fantastic chances of spotting herds of white rhino. Continue on to Lake Naivasha for the night and the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge, which has resident monkeys, giraffe and hippo inhabiting its 150-acre grasslands.

Approx. journey time: 3 hours.
Stay: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge / Crater Lake Tented Camp.

Day 6 - Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara

After breakfast, set off for the Maasai Mara national park, home to the residents of the BBC's 'Big Cat Diary' series and a whole host of other wildlife amongst its rolling plains and open savannah, including elephants, giraffes, hyenas, wildebeests and buffaloes.

Arrive for lunch at your lodge, that dates back to 1962, then head out on an afternoon game drive before returning for dinner. Keekorok sits in the heart of the Mara with sprawling lawns and lovely river stone and cedar wood bungalows. With no fences around the property, elephants and buffaloes often wander nearby. In the evenings, relax around the roaring log fire in the lounge with your fellow guests.

Approx. journey time: 5 hours.
Stay: Mara Concord Lodge / Enkorok Camp / Zebra Plains.

Day 7 - Maasai Mara national park

This may be the last day of your safari, but it could be the most thrilling as today there's the opportunity to take a hot-air balloon safari to gain a whole new perspective of the Maasai Mara. This is our most highly recommended optional experience in Kenya.

Wake early and watch as the balloon is prepared, then take flight and drift upwards as the sun rises; the bright pink-orange haze visible for miles across the vast savannah and the wildlife roaming below you. This will be followed by an impressive Champagne breakfast that will be set up for your group wherever you land. Then head out on morning and afternoon game drives into the heart of this wildlife rich reserve and a fitting end to an exciting safari.

Stay: Mara Concord Lodge / Enkorok Camp / Zebra Plains.

Day 8 - Maasai Mara to Nairobi

If you're travelling on to Kenya's coast, you'll fly directly from the Mara to Mombasa in the afternoon. Otherwise, leave the Mara after breakfast, arriving in Nairobi in time for lunch.

Approx. journey time: 5 hours. You'll then be taken to a central hotel for the afternoon where you might like to pre-book a day room before your return flight back home.

What is included in your 8 day safari

  • Return transport as per the itinerary in a 4x4 tour land cruiser jeep
  • Transportation as per itinerary in a 4x4 land cruiser jeep
  • Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients
  • Meals as per itinerary B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
  • Services of an English / Italian speaking driver/guide
  • National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Excursions & activities as per itinerary
  • Recommended Mineral Water while on safari

Things excluded from your safari package

  • Visas and related costs, Personal Taxes
  • International flights
  • Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary - Masai Village
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature

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